QUESTION: "Who believes that a community college president- anywhere in Illinois- should cost taxpayers $500,000 per year?" ANSWER:
FACT: COD President Robert Breuder costs us nearly $500,000 yearly.
I asked 50 citizens for their feedback while attending the COD budget meeting during my 3 minute public comment
, then I turned to the board:
Freeze Property Taxes, Freeze Student Tuition
Watch my public comment at College of DuPage
May 22, 2014
They're doing it again at the College of DuPage. With $232 million in the bank, they are hiking property taxes and raising tuition on the hard working students.
No kidding, the College of DuPage has $232,000,000 in the bank. But, it's not enough. $160 million is "encumbered"-meaning, they are spending it. Left over is $72 million and that's enough for either free tuition for every student or a full rebate of property taxes.
COD is cash rich, so I used public comment at the budget meeting to ask them to freeze property taxes and freeze student tuition. That's very reasonable... just don't hike taxes and tuition.
They're not listening; they are spending. Under Dr. Breuder's leadership, since 2009, College of DuPage has spent $550 million on building construction. That's more than Notre Dame has spent-and ND is building everywhere in South Bend, Ind.
Stay tuned- the College of DuPage is a statewide story. Soon, you'll find out why...